JSW Sports athletes shine bright at CWG in Glasgow

Making most of the sports excellence program, athletes return from CWG with 8 medals.

August 06, 2014 5:05 IST | India Infoline News Service
The JSW Sports Excellence Program (SEP), aimed at developing a rich talent pool across sporting disciplines in the country, had a stellar role to play in India’s fantastic Commonwealth Games showing in Glasgow.

As many as eight athletes mentored under the program returned with medals that included three gold, three silver and two bronze efforts. It was the wrestlers who led the charge with as many as seven out of the eight medals.

Parth Jindal, Director of JSW Sports said, “We are extremely proud of our athletes who have proved that India has the potential and will keep producing world class athletes if they are given the right backing and support. Our athletes are already reaping benefits of world-class facilities and their performance is proof enough.”

Grappler Amit Kumar, who won gold in the men’s 57-kg category beating Nigerian Ebikweminomo Welson 3-1 said the build-up to Glasgow played vital role in his success at the Games.

“We didn’t have to worry about anything apart from doing well once on the mat. Knowing that everything is taken care of lets an athlete put his all into training and the event and that is exactly what happened at Glasgow. We now have our sights set on the upcoming Asian Games in Korea,” said Amit Kumar.

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